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Years active - 1976 to Present
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Freddy Villano Bass; Talon Blaque Drums; Roy Coston Guitars


From "CRASH, BANG, WALLOP! STUDIOS" Mr Ronny Munroe {Between Worlds; Formally of Trans-Siberian Orchestra & Metal Church) laying down the vocal for the bonus song "CAUGHT THE DEVIL BY THE TAIL" from the forth coming ROY COSTON SOLO release "IF IT AINT LOUD; IT AINT RIGHT!" October 22, 2021


  Teaching: Guitar lessons, Private, The YMCA Oneida,  Beginning Guitar 101,  Beginning Bass 101, Intermediate Guitar 102, Song Writing For Beginners, B.O.C.E.S. Campus Verona NY & Many School Related Functions. Earlville Opera House, Guitar Clinic/Master Class


Melal Cuse' - All Star Ronnie James Dio Tribute, Nov 6, 2010, WAQX 95x, Syracuse NY, Club  Fusion,  Mattydale NY,  3 songs, "Heven and Hell", "Neon Knights" & "Stand Up and Shout"; 


 'Lock up the Wolves' - All Star Ronnie James Dio Tribute, May 14, 2011, The Lost Horizon, Syracuse NY, 6 songs, "Man on the Silver Mountain", "Neon Knights", "Sit Down Honey", "Voodoo", "Die Young",  & "Stand Up & Shout"                                   


   Roy has attended several seminars, held guitar clinics, toured, shared the stage and performed along many artist including, Bret Michaels of Poison; Jackyl; Pat Travers Band; Blue Oyster Cult; Benny Mardones; The Rods;  Raven; Cheap Thrill -Cinderella bassist Eric Brittingham & guitarist Jeff LaBar, vocalist/guitarist Brandon Gibbs, drummer Cheney Brannon Collective Soul; Saraya; Jeff Howell {Foghat, The Outlaws, Savoy Brown, Feinstein};  Keri Kelli {Alice Cooper}; Randy Jackson of Zebra; Brighton Rock; Orleans; Green Jelly;  Night Demon; WICKED; 

Diamond Head; Virus {Dope, Big & Rich}; Blanco Diablo; Joey Belladonna {Anthrax}; Granny 4 Barrel; LA Guns; The Todd Hobin Band;

 Absence of Despair; Blaze Bailey {former Iron Maiden vocalist}; Jim Crean {Hairnation}; Steve & Ed Steele {Former Alice Cooper 

Members};  Dead By Wednesday; Ice Water Mansion; The Bomb, - {Utica NY Modern Rock Cover Band}; New York Flyers; Mandy Lion of WWIII; Brand New Sin; Titanium Black;  Poison Dollys; Jimi Hendrix Tribute, 'Band Of Gypsys'; ZigZag {Buffalo NY}; Shot Of Poison - POISON Tribute {Boston Mass}; Ozzy Osbourne Tribute 'Ozzmageddon'; Van Halen Tribute 'Unchained';  Freddy Villano, bass player for The Rods, formerly with Quiet Riot, Dee Sniders WIDOWMAKER, and American Mafia}; Aerosmith Tribute 'Toys in the Attic'; Guns n' Roses Tribute 'Get Your Guns'; Joe Lynn Turner Band; 3 Inch Fury; Joel Ellis {former Cats In Boots & Heavy Bones};  BONFIRE {AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND};  Budderside; Love In Vein {Baltimore, Maryland}; Held Hostage; Scot 'Rif' Miller {Tango Down}; Ronny Munroe formerly of Trans Siberian Orchestra & Metal Church;  Trixter Acoustic - Steve Brown; PJ Farley & Ben Hans, Steelheart, Tony Harnell of TNT and Anthony Corder of TORA TORA; SteelCity {Anthony White; Roy Cathy; Anthony Stahl; Mike Floros; Jason Cornwell}


Foundations Forum Music Conference in Los Angeles CA, Empire Music Conference in Rochester NY, Oneida Music {Guitar Clinic}, Canton College {Guitar Clinic}, Music & More New Hartford NY - S.I.T. Guitar String Clinic, Oneida  NY - S.I.T. Guitar String Clinic 

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New line up October 2022!
LoveBone celebrating 20 years of Classic Rock! 
Chuck Heath Bass & Vocals; Ian Evans Drums; 
Roy Coston Guitars;

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 Former guitarist for ARDENT

ARDENT - One of several releases from Retrospect featuring well respected New York-based guitarist ROY COSTON, Ardent were a female fronted melodic hard rock / metal band from Syracuse, NY. This "Metalogy" includes everything they ever recorded including 4 songs produced by RAVEN's John Gallagher. This was the first of many bands that Roy Coston would record extensively with, and shows his excellent and very promising beginnings as a songwriter and guitar player. His metallic solid catchy riffs do well to compliment the gritty powerful vocals of Mary B -- Ardent were certainly one of the heaviest female fronted metal bands of the '80s. After parting ways in 1987, Mary B. and Roy Coston would work together again in DC STRUT -- also available here at Retrospect and another testament to those great hard n heavy glory days of the '80s. Crank up some Ardent and melt your face off!! 



 Former guitarist for  DC STRUT

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 Former guitarist for FOUR LARGE MEN!  

Four Large Men,  1990 to 1993. 


Four Large Men,  1993 to 1999.


Four Large Men,  1993 {3 months}


Tribute to the original members of the band Four Large Men who have passed away. Rick Richmond, Kevin Meacham and,

Jerry Yerman. Debroy Creations, printed a limited run of about 50 Cd's. The disc contains; 7 songs, 5 unreleased bonus tracks,

and 1 unreleased unplugged track, 13 tracks total. All from the original cassette tapes remastered by

DAVID DeFEIS of VIRGIN STEELE at The Hammer of Zeus Recording Studios Long Island New York.



Heaven and Hell Records will soon be reissuing the 1992 debut of New York’s melodic hard rockers FOUR LARGE MEN

Oneida, New York-based guitarist ROY COSTON, formerly of the bands ARDENT & DC STRUT, is a well-respected veteran of the Central New York local music scene. Coming out of the ashes of the 1980s and thrust into another decade of changing music,

FOUR LARGE MEN was founded in 1990 by guitarist and well-respected veteran of the Central New York music scene, Roy Coston. After his stint with the bands ARDENT & DC STRUT throughout the previous decade, Coston began to focus on a new project with a more bluesy hard rock edge than his previous endeavors. He recruited drummer Kevin Meacham who was also formerly in the bands ARDENT & DC STRUT. Bassist Rick Richmond would also be brought in. The trio then set out to find a singer. They came across vocalist Jerry Yerman, formerly of New York bands VISIGOTH and FALLING ANGEL.

Now with a solid line-up Coston and his new band simply and fittingly dubbed FOUR LARGE MEN entered Acgrok Recording Studios in Utica, NY to record their debut “F.L.M.”. The recording would take several months between September ’91 to March ’92. A limited cassette release would be issued by the band soon after the recording was completed.

Despite the limited DIY distribution FOUR LARGE MEN’s cassettes managed to find their way to other parts of the world gaining

A substantial amount of press. Overseas fanzines featured the band in countries such as Belgium, German, Denmark, South Africa, and Scandinavia. Major publications in the USA and Canada such as Powerline, Screamer, and RIP magazines featured the band. In 1993, FOUR LARGE MEN would also be included on two compilation releases appearing on Perris Records’ "Volume 1" with their song “Sweet Jezebel”. That same year, ‘Sweet Jezebel” was also featured on Iron Man Records’ "The Best of the Unsigned Volume 1".

The original lineup of FOUR LARGE MEN would come to an end in the summer of 1993 when Meacham left New York for Tennessee. Rickmond also left to pursue more blues-oriented music. Yerman and Coston would continue on with another version of the band.

The original members of FOUR LARGE MEN would move on through the next several years still staying very close friends. Unfortunately, as the years passed, death appeared. Roy Coston is now the only one man left from the original lineup and he wants to keep the music he created with his three “big buddies” alive.

This release is a tribute to immortalize the tunes he recorded with lead vocalist Jerry Yerman, bassist Rick Richmond, and drummer Kevin Meacham.

Slated for a June/early July release, Heaven and Hell Records will reissue FOUR LARGE MEN - FLM 7-track debut album as a limited CD of 500. This limited pressing will also include an additional 6-bonus track. All songs have been remastered by David Defeis (Virgin Steele). Artwork design by Chris Ferguson.

Tracks are as follows.


01. Ballad Of Suicide Sal

02. Sweet Jezebel

03. Alibi (All Those Nights)

04. Watcha Gonna Do

05. Little Hot Sister

06. Living On The Edge

07. Friction Addiction

08. Turn Me On

09. Ain't Feeling Right

10. Old Man

11. Wrong Side Of The Tracks

12. Roll On Down The Highway

13. Ain't Feeling Right (Unplugged)

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